Heritage

An edifice of Tradition and Hospitality

Samathur

Shenbaga Vilaasam was built as a farm getaway for the Zamindarini of Samathur, Shrimati Maruthapushpambal. The careful planning of this mansion by the Vanavarayar family is evident everywhere. The royal ancestry of the Vanavarayar family dates back to over 2000 years. The families headed the land down the ages and were the guiding force over this region.

Samathur

Built in the early 1900’s amidst hundreds of acres of farmland, Shenbaga Vilaasam opens its doors to you for a rare and fulfilling experience.

As you step into Shenbaga Vilaasam, you will gladly find yourself enveloped in the quaint, old-world charm and allow your city nerves to unwind in a homely, yet luxurious ambience. You will be fascinated by stories of the exquisite lives of the people of Samathur village that houses Shenbaga Vilaasam. Experience the warmth, hospitality and charm that is synonymous with the people of Kongunadu.

Samathur

ShenbagaVilaasam opened its doors to guests in the year 2007 for the first time by Rajah Shankar Vanavarayar of Samathur. In his words, “ShenbagaVilaasam is a medium which will portray our culture and tradition in the real sense to the visitor where one is made to feel at home yet experience everything that is South Indian.”

 

 

The Mystical Setting

Samathur

Shenbaga Vilaasam is nestled amidst hundreds of acres of farmland which have withstood the ravages of time and modernity where traditional farming is being practiced to this day. The looming mountains in all their magnificence provide the perfect backdrop for the cool coconut plantations. The farm also provides dairy products for the kitchen.

Almost 200 years ago, the Vanavarayar family initiated the building of a large manmade lake, mainly for irrigation and today, in addition to giving the land around Shenbaga Vilaasam a picturesque setting with a flock of birds visiting it, the lake continues to provide a means of livelihood for the people who live here.